Every time I make a back up it looks like this(see picture attached). How can I backup and keep the nice directory structure of my server. It's not handy If you only need the backup of a specific file.
Hmm, I'm not sure what those files are. If you do a restore, does it restore properly?
I'm curious what type of backup format your server is using though.
That is, in the backup screen, what is the "Backup format" option set to -- single archive, one file per server (old format), or one file per server?
I never tried a full restore. I'm afraid to do that
The files are separate(single) backups of files. For instance I have a file config.php in /public_html/admin.
Directory 448454844 would contain directory public_html with only directory admin in it and in the admin directory only config.php.
This are my settings: one file per server.
I'm curious what output you see if you look at it using a different archive program.
For example, if you copy that to your server, and run this command on it -- do you see the output you'd expect:
tar tzvf filename.tar.gz
That will just display the files in the archive, it won't actually untar it.
This is how it looks.
With the webmin backup option it works fine, but adrive.com works with mailaddress(@ character) as username so the backup doesn't work either. :(
The output you're seeing when untarring your archive from the command line looks correct.
What you're seeing there is some of the PHP session files from within $HOME/username/tmp/.
That makes me wonder if you're seeing something unusual with the particular app you're using to uncompress that file. Do you have another app you could try?